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Batesville Basketball Alumni Golf Tourney

July 23, 2014
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I was invited by Coach Garrett to attend the opening ceremonies at the most recent alumni golf tournament.  Ham Struewing and I were two of the old-timers who attended this outing.  Of course, I am not able to play golf, and Ham chose to participate by running the putting contest at the tournament.  Ham...

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Media Event or Sport?

July 22, 2014
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Last week was the MLB All-Star Game.  It supposedly was to start around 8 p.m.  At 11 p.m. the game was only in the 6th inning.  This meant that they had played 3 hours to complete a little over one half of a ball game. I feel that All-Star Events in professional sports have...

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Another Face from the Past

July 21, 2014
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I was recently pleasantly surprised when my wife answered a knock at the front door.  It was 1993 grad, Greg Strobel.  Greg ran for me in cross country and track during his 4-year stint at Batesville High School. Greg, like many cross country runners, is still actively participating in this physical activity.  The day he...

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Alumni Golf

July 18, 2014
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Later today I will be heading for North Branch Golf Course in New Point for the Batesville Basketball Alumni Annual Golf Outing.  This event was started by Coach Garrett for two reasons:  1) He wanted to give the basketball alumni a reason to get together to renew old friendships and reminisce.  2) To use the...

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Todd Frazier

July 17, 2014
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If you watched the Home Run Contest at the All-Star Festivities, you know that Todd Frazier represented the National League as a member of the Cincinnati Reds.  The human interest in this story is that you get to pick the pitcher that will throw to you for the Home Run Contest.  Todd chose his...

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The Middle of Summer

July 16, 2014
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I know that on the calendar the middle of summer is still a few weeks away; however, to school children the middle of summer is past.  In 3 short weeks they will be back in school! For the school administrators, this calendar makes a lot of sense.  Their job is to provide the best possible education...

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World Cup Soccer

July 15, 2014
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By now I am sure you saw the publicity that followed the Germany National Team win over Brazil in the World Cup semi-finals.  The reason it made headlines is that the score was 7-1.   In World Cup Soccer most world teams can win the title with 7 goals total through the entire tournament.  Scoring 7...

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Family History

July 14, 2014
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One of my readers, Terry Giesting, suggested a topic for Coaches’ Corner.  It dealt with family histories in the Batesville High School basketball program.  We will be doing that program for Coaches’ Corner with the Bob Walsman family right before the basketball season. This blog will give you an idea on some of the...

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Are the Bengals Ready?

July 11, 2014
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In about a week the Cincinnati Bengals will start pre-season practice for the 2014 campaign.  Are they ready to take this team to the next level of playoff football?  They have made it to the playoffs the last few years, but they have not been able to go any further.  What they have been...

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Rebuilding a Franchise

July 10, 2014
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This time of year in MLB you hear announcers say “should the team buy or sell before the trading deadline?”   What they are really saying is “can this team win now or do they need to rebuild the franchise?”  Doing this rebuilding will take a minimum of 4 years.  What you first do is...

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Margaret Mary Health to Host Com... @ Margaret Mary Health
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Margaret Mary Health has partnered with Hoxworth BloodCenter, University of  Cincinnati to host a Community Blood Drive on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 from 8:00am-11:00am & 12:15pm-2:00pm.  The Hoxworth Donor Bus will parked on the lot, located at 312 Mitchell Ave., in Batesville, IN.   To schedule your appointment, please visit www.hoxworth.org/groups/margaretmary or call the laboratory at (812) 933-5274.  Hoxworth recognizes that blood donors’ time is valuable.  Priority will be given to donors who have scheduled an appointment.  Walk-in donors are welcome and will be seen as soon as possible.   “Local blood donors ensure that local patients at 30 area hospitals receive the lifesaving blood products they need to survive,” said Alecia Lipton, Hoxworth spokesperson.  “Community blood drives are vitally important and we hope to see a good turnout at the Margaret Mary Health blood drive.”   How to Donate: Donating blood is safe and easy.  Donors must be at least 17 years old (16 with a signed parental consent) and in good health.  Individuals must weigh at least 110 pounds and bring identification to donate.  It is recommended that donors eat a good meal and drink plenty of water within four hours before donating.   About Hoxworth: Hoxworth Blood Center, University of Cincinnati, was founded in 1938 and proudly serves 30 hospitals in 17 counties in[...]

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